The science on the health and productivity benefits of periodically standing through the day has made it all the way to the top echelons of power: The White House! According to the National Journal, the Executive Office of the President has recently requested $700,000 in funding for height-adjustable desk units. Of course the news is being met with grumbling by the opposition about taxpayer dollars and so on. But those of us in the know understand that the cost of the units will be more than offset by the reduction in medical expenses for the health issues caused by sitting, such as back pain, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, depression, and cancer. In addition, sit-stand workstations increase productivity and creativity, meaning workers will get more done than if they were stuck in their chairs all day.
The White House is asking not for full height-adjustable desks like the UPLIFT, but for units that can be used on existing desks, like the UPLIFT Standing Desk Converter. This converter sits on top of the desk with no need for clamps or bolts, and raises and lowers via pneumatic cylinder that perfectly counterbalances the weight of your single or dual monitors. It includes a keyboard tray, cable management clips, and monitor tilt feature. This is a simple, cost-effective way to enjoy the benefits of standing for part of your workday. Add an anti-fatigue mat, and you're all set for a day of productivity and comfort!
And if you're still feeling a bit of partisan frustration about this proposition, remember that none other than Donald Rumsfeld was a proponent of standing long before Obama. Standing is good for you regardless of your political stripes!
See the UPLIFT Desk and UPLIFT Desk Converter at TheHumanSolution.com.